John and Mark have a long history in application security from authoring the first ever book on the topic (and a bookshelf of others since), founding OWASP in 2002 and the Software Security Project in 2023. More recently they were founders of two successful application security companies, SourceClear and Capsule8.
The Executive team now includes Brandon Edwards, former Chief Scientist at Capsule8 and Rich Smith, former CSO of Etsy and head of R&D at Duo Security.
The core engineering team have a long history of building Linux kernel tools, code analysis tools and large scale web platforms.
So why the name Crash Override?
We live and breathe computer science, software development and computer security and have done for decades. It is who we are and what we do. When we named the company, we wanted to convey our heritage and love for the industry and so based our brand on the classic movie Hackers. We are literally a security company named after a film that celebrated the hacker manifesto and the inclusivity of outliers.
We are Crash Override.